• Monster Trucks (2017)

Monster Trucks

Release Date: January 13th, 2017

DVD Release Date: April 11th, 2017

PG |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a monster truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town with a most unlikely friend.

Cast: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Barry Pepper, Amy Ryan, Thomas Lennon, Frank Whaley

Director: Chris Wedge

Genres: Comedy , Adventure , Action , Fantasy

Production Co: Nickelodeon Movies, Paramount Animation, Disruption Entertainment

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Best friend, Cool, Small town, 2010s, Charming, Quest, Cheeky

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Sam FragosoTheWrap

    Levy and Till prove to have chemistry together despite their predictable romantic arc. Wedge (whose other previous credits include “Robots” and “Epic”) knows how to keep the proceedings generally casual and breezy. The action sequences unfold with an air of lightness and youthful irresponsibility. show more

  • 75
    John SemleyThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It may not have the easy, feel-good family flick sheen to win over the box office, but it’s clever and compassionate enough to pay down a few big-ticket karmic debts. show more

  • 40
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    While Wedge’s animation background comes in handy during some inventive chase sequences (shot in rural British Columbia), Monster Trucks is otherwise a clunky nonstarter. show more

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